Weekly Bull 8/9/00


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  1. Attendance, and CAV

  2. Announcements

  3. Food for Thought

  4. Rules 4-6 (highlights from the rule book)

  5. Rules 4-6 (from the summer study exam)

  6. Adjourn 8:30


  1. One more class before the rules exam on August 30th – be prepared!

  2. Film – we will begin to use film starting August 30th. We had to cover too much content to use film earlier. You’re encouraged to build your own library of film, and use it!

  3. Special Umpire seminar for all who are interested – Hosted by Dan Inskeep – Wed. August16th 7:00 right here at Scripps Ranch – Same stuff that’s at the position meetings in September just a little more time to discuss and go in depth. Just show up on the 16th if you’re interested.

  4. The SDCFOA Charity Golf Tournament Wednesday Nov. 15 12:00-4:00 the day of the banquet! Flyers will go out tonight via instructors. If interested, fill out the tear-off and return it to one of the Charity Committee members listed on the flyer.

Food for Thought (Rules & Judgement):

  1. A good official must have a thorough knowledge of the rules. He must know what the rules say, mean, and intend. A thorough knowledge of the rules does not necessarily make a man an outstanding official, but there is no way a person can be an outstanding official without a thorough knowledge of the rules.

  2. The purpose of the rules is to penalize a player who, by reason of an illegal act, has placed his opponent(s) at a disadvantage, and to assure a fair contest.

  3. Proper application of the rules would suggest a common-sense medium between excessive strictness and complete laxity in rule enforcement.

  4. Judgement is the ability to function on the field, putting all the components of officiating into perfect execution.

  5. Judgement requires a feel for the “spirit” of the rules and the ability to avoid over-technical calls.

  6. Assist players and coaches in avoiding rule infractions, but don’t coach.

  7. Don’t throw “sympathy flags”, but two or more flags on a foul is decisive when each official actually sees the foul.

  8. Don’t call fouls a long distance from your position unless you are certain of the call.

Crew Chiefs & Instructors:

  1. “Where are they now?” - Finnerty - ?

Galizio – On vacation, submitted letter

Goodall - ?

  1. Floquet – Dropped

  2. Sibbet

  3. Absent – July 26th

Robbins – Dahlen, J. VanZant, McInnish, R. Christensen, Oberle, Wimpie, Goodall

Weseloh – Short, J. Christensen, R. Floquet, Galizio, Washington, Carr

Van Zant – S. Van Zant, Petersen, Bell, Finnerty, Garcia, Guy, Pogorelc, Ferguson, Calderon, Matley

Inskeep – Hood, Aller, Pumphrey, Vasquez, Coover, Bjornstad, Pelloni, Julian, Zapolski

  1. Announcements and Food for Thought – Please cover these, be brief but cover them!

  2. Rule books first, and then Summer Study – How’s it working?

  3. Adjourn at 8:30 – Attendance Report – (week 1 – 172, Week 2 – 169, Week 3 172)


Position Meetings – will be Sept. 13th as scheduled. We have asked the following “instructional leaders?” to present a mechanics summary for their assigned position:

Referee – Mike Weseloh

Umpire – Dan Inskeep

Head Linesman – Tony Romero

Line Judge – Harvey Sniegowski

Back Judge – Ed Zapolski

A big “thank you” to these officials for assisting, once again, with the instructional program. Each of these officials will miss out on attending other sessions so we thank them for their sacrifice. If you have suggestions for what they might include in their presentation, please talk to them. You may have seen something out there on the field that needs attention!

Coaching Clinics – are scheduled (All at 7:00pm):

August 17th at Valhalla H,S, (Theater)                 Francis Parker H.S. (Room 7)

                         Coover                                                       Freeman 


August 24th at Mt. Carmel H.S. (Theater)            Chula Vista H.S. (Auditorium)

  1. Downing                                                                       S. Van Zant

     McCoy                                                                           Zapolski

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